Sunday, 18 April 2021

Anna's Stars quilt

Thanks to everyone who took the time to comment on my last post about the nine patch quilt. I faffed about making decisions, but moving forward by adding in the extra Liberty blocks {in the hope that the addition = just the right mix} seemed too big a jump, that and not wanting to waste precious fabric either, so in the end I followed my instincts, more about that next time.



















- Johnny took the quilt for a wee test drive this afternoon! 










Well, that only took two years! Back in April 2019 I started making my 'Anna's Stars' quilt, aka 'Quilty Stars' by Emily of QuiltyLove {the pattern can be found here}. They are nice big 16" blocks, easy sewing.

Usually, I tend to sew more by colour rather than by collection or one-designer. This time though, I used all Anna Maria Horner prints, a scrappy selection from my stash, from lots of her different collections. I did throw in a rogue b&w gingham now & then! 
There are so many gorgeous options for backgrounds these days and it was a bit nerve racking making the first few cuts into the AMH 'social climber' roses fabric for my background. Once I started though, I did enjoy taking a break away from the usual neutral whites & creams. 

I went with a wide AMH backing fabric, and used a bright Tula Pink fabric for my binding. Leeanne from quiltmekiwi recently did the quilting for me, an edge to edge pattern called 'waterdrops'. The quilting shows up beautifully on the back, another treat that's for sure #partyinthequiltbackFinished quilt measures 56" x 73".
Linking up with Cyndy for 'oh scrap' here.

Until next time, Linda


18 comments:

  1. It's a lovely quilt, and the quilt pattern is perfect for it. How nice that it's already being smilingly appreciated!

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  2. Such a beautiful quilt. I love AMH fabrics, so bright and cherry.

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  3. so many soft flowery fabrics in this quilt. I never seem to have that style in my stash but love the quilt I see - very antique looking.

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  4. the social climber background makes this quilt. The splashes of blue! Love it. I learn how to be brave watching you make quilts.

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  5. I love the rose print as your background fabric. It is so much more interesting than a solid color. Very pretty quilt!

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  6. Wow Linda! I love the way you use different fabric prints and colours in the your quilts. They're always a visual feast. Lovely to see the new quilt is already getting snuggled.

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  7. Gorgeous quilt! The background fabric is perfect.

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  8. A very delicious quilt. Pretty background fabric, and the backing is wonderful, too.
    Perfect little one to model your quilt!

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  9. Congratulations on a beautiful finish. All these florals work well together with darker star points. The bright binding ties it all in. Hooray for you.

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  10. Such a cheerful lovely quilt. Congrats on your finish.

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  11. This is such a fun, fun, pretty quilt. Your choice of background fabric was genius!

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  12. It's beautiful, Linda! Great choice on the quilting design, love your teal flowered background fabric, and that zing of raspberry binding is fabulous! Congratulations!

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  13. This has turned out fabulously. Of course your model is very cute too.

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  14. So lovely Linda. Your use of floral prints is always so inspiring. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  15. Looks fabulous Linda and Johnny obviously approves too (he’s so cute!). Love the AMH social climber as the background

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  16. Yes, fabulous finish! And Johnny is a sweet thing, lucky you.
    Your fabric mix is exciting, thanks for sharing.

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  17. oh my my . . . I just love the non-neutral background. The fabric is so lively and works wonderfully as a background. Right now I work mostly from my stash and wouldn't have enough yardage to use a single print but I love the idea. Your work always inspires me.

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